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North Rocks

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for North Rocks is 8,726, with a population density of 15.94 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

North Rocks is bounded by Darling Mills Creek in the north and west, the suburb of Carlingford in the east, and Camelot Crescent, The Kings School, the suburb of North Parramatta, North Rocks Road and Windsor Road in the south.

Name origin

North Rocks is named after the large sandstone outcrop once in the area. It was previously known as Jerusalem Rocks.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates primarily from the 1880s. Land was used mainly for farming and fruit growing. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

North Rocks is an established residential area, with some industrial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include North Rocks Shopping Centre, Muirfield Golf Club, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Bidjigal Reserve, Don Moore Reserve, Hunts Creek Reserve, Seville Reserve, Speers Road Reserve, Stirling Avenue Reserve, The Crescent Park and a number of schools.

Included areas

This area encompasses the entire suburb of North Rocks. The northern part of the suburb (north of the Hills M2 Motorway) is located in The Hills Shire, while the southern part is located in the City of Parramatta.